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    Hey from College Station TX! (Now with Pics)

    Hey guys, a newbie here trying to get into biking. I used to be able to run before I destroyed my knee in the Marine Corps, but this seems to be like the only way I can try to stay in shape.

    I found a 90's Trek 6000 mountainbike on craigslist for 50$ and a 70's Peugeot roadbike on there for 125$.
    Their both need allot of changes with small stuff as in seats and a brake but their good enough to get me started I guess.

    Any suggestions for a new guy?
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    Be gregarious and give more than you take!

    I would start a thread on each bike maybe too.

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    Alright, I'll try and take a few pictures of the bikes and post up some pictures. I think I got kind of hooked up, happened to buy them both for really cheap because of people moving out of town.

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    I have a 97 trek 6000 zx, its been my go to mtb for years, great ride, bonded frame!!! I changed all the components eventually except the seatpost and handlebars.

    trek small.jpg

    you should post a link to the ad but $50 sounds pretty good so long as the wheels are straight and the frame is intact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite0861 View Post
    Hey guys, a newbie here trying to get into biking. I used to be able to run before I destroyed my knee in the Marine Corps, but this seems to be like the only way I can try to stay in shape.

    I found a 90's Trek 6000 mountainbike on craigslist for 50$ and a 70's Peugeot roadbike on there for 125$.
    Their both need allot of changes with small stuff as in seats and a brake but their good enough to get me started I guess.

    Any suggestions for a new guy?
    If you find one, you can tell me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite0861 View Post
    Hey guys, a newbie here trying to get into biking. I used to be able to run before I destroyed my knee in the Marine Corps, but this seems to be like the only way I can try to stay in shape.

    I found a 90's Trek 6000 mountainbike on craigslist for 50$ and a 70's Peugeot roadbike on there for 125$.
    Their both need allot of changes with small stuff as in seats and a brake but their good enough to get me started I guess.

    Any suggestions for a new guy?
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    Welcome aboard!
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    welcome to the Bike Forums! Advice? Just ride baby!
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    Haha I guess I might have been misleading. I had found and bought a road bike and mountain bike off of craigslist. I think I got a pretty good deal on both. If it stops raining today I'll post up some pics.

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    Alright, finally got some pics, here is what I'm working with



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    Welcome! I have a soft spot for Peugeots.

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    Howdy! Good to see another Aggie like myself on the forums. I'm Just getting in to riding myself. Heck maybe we can ride around College Station some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCar View Post
    Howdy! Good to see another Aggie like myself on the forums. I'm Just getting in to riding myself. Heck maybe we can ride around College Station some time.
    I'm definitely down for that....lol I want to send you a PM with my number but I can't send PM"s until after 50 msges lol

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    Welcome! I am getting back into riding after years of sitting at a desk. I used a bike as my primary transportation while in school at A&M.

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    you cant send PM's until you have 50 msgs? some one should really change that policy haha.

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    Welcome to the forums! Nice rides!

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